Should VMS Video Storage Be Defragmented?

Windows Vista/7/8 defrags disks automagically every week by default.

Should this be turned off on video storage drives for the purpose of avoiding IO contention and gaps in stored video during said IO heavy defragmentation process?

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** *** **** ** *** ******* ********, **'* ******* *****, so ** ***** ** *** *******-********* **... ******* ** ******* small ***** ***** ** ** **** ******, ** ****** ******* its "****" ***** ****** ******* *****, *** **** ******** *** video **** ** *** *** ** *****. ** **** ********, there **** ********** *** ************* ** *** ******* (****, ***** was ** *** ** ****** *** ***** ******** ** *** disk).

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** *** *** ****** **** *** ***********, **** *** ******* it ***. ** **.

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